Privacy Impact Assessment for the Office of Operations Coordination and Planning: Haiti Social Media Disaster Monitoring Initiative   [open pdf - 166KB]

"The Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPS), National Operations Center (NOC), has launched a Haiti Social Media Disaster Monitoring Initiative (Initiative) to assist the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and its components involved in the response, recovery, and rebuilding effort resulting from the recent earthquake and after-effects in Haiti. The NOC is using this vehicle to fulfill its statutory responsibility to provide situational awareness and establish a common operating picture for the federal Government, and for those state, local, and tribal governments, as appropriate, assisting with the response, recovery, and rebuilding effort in Haiti. OPS may also share information with international partners and the private sector where necessary and appropriate for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The NOC is only monitoring publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites, and message boards to collect information used in providing situational awareness and to establish a common operating picture. OPS will not set up user accounts to access any information. While this Initiative is not designed to collect personally identifiable information (PII), OPS is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because the Initiative could potentially involve information received in an identifiable form. This PIA is effective for 90 days and will be reviewed and updated at that time. Should the requirements for the Initiative change before this expiration date, OPS and the Privacy Office will immediately update this PIA."

Publisher:United States. Department of Homeland Security
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:United States Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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